Governing Body

 Why do we have School Governors?

  • Governors’ decisions directly affect the education and well-being of the children
  • Governors can really make a difference in improving standards throughout a school
  • Governors make key decisions like appointing the Headteacher Governing Bodies are made up of:
  • Parent Governors - elected by other parents with children at the school
  • The Headteacher - if she/he chooses to be a Governor
  • Staff Governors - elected by other staff members
  • Local Authority Governors - people appointed by the Local Authority
  • Community Governors - people from the local community – elected by the Governing Body

Who are the school’s Governors?

Parent Governors:

  • Mr David Alexander
  • Mr Paul Collings
  • Mr John Hoyle

Co-Opted Governors:

  • Mr Graham Hoyle (Chair)
  • Mr Matt Hunt
  • Mrs Hazel Price


Staff Governors:

  • Mr Tim Dunning – Headteacher
  • Mrs Jo Savory - Deputy Headteacher
  • Mrs Helen Muncer 

Clerk to Governors

  • Mrs Lucy Bees 

If you need any informaion on Governance or wish to speak to the Chair of Governors, please contact the Clerk by emailing

Why did we become Governors?

  • We care about your children’s education!
  • We want to work as part of a team in order to support and challenge the school
  • We are willing to listen, learn and ask questions
  • We are enthusiastic – and can give time and energy
  • We are willing to attend training in order to improve our levels of skill and expertise

What do we do?

  • We help to promote high standards of attainment and progress
  • We ensure that the school meets the needs of all pupils – especially overseeing the progress of vulnerable groups of children (e.g. pupils with Special Educational Needs, Children in Care etc.)
  • We take overall responsibility for ensuring that the school is a safe and healthy place for your children
  • We monitor the school’s budget and help make decisions on all expenditure
  • We make sure that the National Curriculum and Religious Education are taught effectively
  • We oversee the setting of the School Development Plan and monitor its progress
  • We participate in the appointment of senior staff (including appointing the Headteacher) and regulate staff conduct and discipline

How often do we meet?

As part of the Wellsway multi-academy Trust, The Academy Governance Committee (AGC) meet 6 times per year

What else do we do?

  • Each governor is linked to a Curriculum Leadership Team (CLT). These teams are made up from a small group of teachers and one governor who plan, monitor and assess the provision of the disciplines throughout the school.
  • Governors take a keen interest in, but do not interfere with, the day to day running of the school!

Look out for:

  • Our Governor Annual Statement to parents 

Our staff

Headteacher: Mr Tim Dunning 
Deputy Headteacher SENCO & Inclusion: Mrs Jo Savory
Teaching Staff: Mrs Alison Davies, Mrs Helen Muncer, Miss Jen Roberts, Mr Andrew Brooks, Mrs Sarah Smith, Mrs Selina Gynn, Miss Molly Cooper, Miss Rebecca Hollingshead, Miss Lucy Findlay, Miss Charlotte Evans, Ms Sarah Stone

Teaching Assistants:  Mrs Heather Brooks, Mrs Rebecca Webb, Mrs Caroline Sedar, Mrs Amina McKenzie, Mrs, Vicky Newman, Mrs Janice Mosson, Mrs Michelle Litchfield.

School Secretary: Mrs Emma Sparkes
Clerical Assistant: Mrs Claire Showering

School Meals Supervisory Assistants: Mrs Rebecca Webb, Mrs Caroline Sedar, Mrs Amina McKenzie, Mrs Claire Showering, Mrs Ling Tang, Ms Gillian Lupton, Mrs Jess Rex, Mrs Vicky Newman

Caretaker: Wellsway Site Team


Latest Ofsted report

Chandag Junior School's most recent Ofsted was in October 2012.

Amongst other things,Ofsted said that:

  • Pupils reach high standards and all groups, including disabled pupils and those who have special needs as well as those pupils who are looked after, make good progress.
  • Teaching is good. Teachers provide interesting activities which challenge pupils and, because of this, pupils work hard and make good progress.
  • Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding and enables them to concentrate on their learning. Relationships across all groups are good and pupils show positive attitudes in a wellordered and happy school. They feel safe, know whom to ask for help if it is needed, and have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe.
  • Leadership and management of the school is good. The headteacher’s drive to constantly improve the school is shared by all staff and leaders, and the governing body who hold the school to account for the quality of its work. They ensure that staff performance management and development results in high standards for pupils.
  • Provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school.

You can read the full Ofsted report (Pdf, 137kb)


SATs results

Our latest SATs results for key stage 2 are below.


If you'd like to read more about the school then please see the school profile and performance tables.



Local offer for SEND children

Please find the details of our local offer (Pdf, 121kb) in response to the Governments request for all schools to publish their SEN provision.


Staff vacancies

At Chandag Junior School we are committed to the protection and safety of its pupils.

The school complies with the DBS Code of Practice in regard to criminal record information; it will not discriminate unfairly against any applicant on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed.

NB: The Eteach job advertisements may take a while to load, please be patient.

You may also be interested in the career opportunities within the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust.



Sport and PE premium funding

What is the sports premium?

All schools receive additional funding from the government, to support the development of sport and PE across their establishment. Funding must be used to facilitate additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and Sport within the school, and to encourage healthy and active lifestyles. More information can be found on the PE and sport premium for primary schools website.

In the academic year 2016-17 £9,360 of funding was allocated to Chandag Junior School.  Pleasen see the report from 2016-17 (Pdf, 99kb) which outlines how the funding was applied.